Essie nail polish has been a staple in my vanity for five-plus years. The regular polish lasted me almost two weeks, and the new gel polishes last well over two weeks. I am glad it has ventured into the gel polish world, and I was even more excited when my nail salon began carrying them. As a grad student, my budget can be tight. Essie provides the best color options (think Chinchilly, Bahama Mama, or Guilty Pleasures), and the quality is on point. I am forever getting compliments on my nails thanks to Essie!